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Why I don’t relate to family: More confessions of the ex-Catholic

So I will admit it...I don't relate to a lot of my family. Maybe a few on my dad's side and I will talk to whomever on my mom's side that wants to talk to me but that's about it. This has weighed heavily on my mind lately because it seems the only time I… Continue reading Why I don’t relate to family: More confessions of the ex-Catholic

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When you lose your religion…

I know what you are thinking, does that title pertain to literally giving up on religion? Nope. "Losing your religion" is an old Southern US expression for losing one's temper. Most people have heard the expression "Losing my religion" from the song by R.E.M and while the song talks more about lost love, it's only… Continue reading When you lose your religion…

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There is no unconditional love for a convert.

I have realized that I do not have a family in the traditional sense. It's because of my conversion, I know it. I had a semi-dysfunctional family and now it's very dysfunctional. My parents never had issues with my conversion nor did my sister but it's others in the family. They acted like my conversion… Continue reading There is no unconditional love for a convert.

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Funny moments call for discernment.

Wow...three posts in one day. Well, truth is I am lounging around on this Memorial Day weekend (at least it is in America) with some flare-up pain and swelling related to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Type I so what else was I going to do? Binge watch Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip? It lasted only… Continue reading Funny moments call for discernment.

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Marie vs. Catholic Daughters of the Americas: The Final Showdown?

Author's note: This is all OPINION so do not get bent out of shape. For more articles related to my beef with Catholic Daughters of the Americas, check out the categories & tags on them. Thank you.  As promised in the previous blog, the article about my final showdown with the bane of my existence,… Continue reading Marie vs. Catholic Daughters of the Americas: The Final Showdown?

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Memories on Facebook really makes you think

We all know about Facebook, right? If you don't use it, you know someone who does. Well, about a couple years ago, Facebook did this thing where they have a feature called "On This Day." It's similar to the social media lookback app Timehop but unlike Timehop which focuses on what you have posted on… Continue reading Memories on Facebook really makes you think

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The search for my “end of longing.”

So I hear that one of my favorite actors, Matthew Perry, wrote a play. Okay, I heard of this last year when he did said play in London but this summer he's doing a production of it in New York City. It's called The End of Longing and from what I heard, it has some elements… Continue reading The search for my “end of longing.”